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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FIGHT DISEASE WITH CLEANLINESS: 1936

Anytown, USA: 1941

Anytown, USA: 1941

August 1941. "House in Elgin, Illinois." The residence at 282 Anystreet. Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Carpenter Gothic

It just needs the people from Grant Wood's painting.

Idyllic

Almost perfect. A beautiful home with a beautiful yard on a beautiful street. It's so ... American.

Angles

Was this once a church?

Radial Wave Shade

By night this house would have been illuminated by a clear incandescent light bulb, likely 200 watts back then. This light fixture is supported by a span wire, and it appears that it could be lowered for servicing by a cable/pulley system from a nearby pole. This was common in the days of carbon arc streetlights, which needed frequent servicing. The wavy deflector was known as a radial wave shade.

Ward!!!

Call Wally and the Beaver -- it's dinnertime. Boys!!

Shiny

That house is so bright and clean, the neighbors must've felt like their own house needed a new paint job. The grubbier house looks cozier, though.

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